Lucky for some

August 8, 2013

So, life has been good to those studying the humanities at the University of Oxford between 1960 and 1989, a survey shows (“Quids pro quo: see, the humanities pay”, News, 11 July). Now there’s a surprise. It is harder to believe that their good fortune is replicated across all UK humanities graduates.

The survey is also intended to convince the government that the humanities are as worthy as science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects. Surely David Cameron’s Cabinet already values the opinions of a few middle-aged humanities graduates from Oxford.

Stuart Macdonald
School of Business
Aalto University

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